The Associate of Science in Business degree program that focuses on today’s increasingly complicated business environment. It introduces students to basic knowledge of the economic and business climate in the modern workforce.
The Associate of Science in Business degree requires completion of twenty (20) courses for sixty (60) credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in general education and major areas of this degree program.
- Develop students’ understanding of the functional fields of business and their interrelationships in complex organizations.
- Identify and analyze economic climate and business trends in a global business context.
- Through degree completion, demonstrate the depth of knowledge sought by employers for entry level in the business field.
- Prepare for continued study in the field of business.
The Associate of Science in Business degree program consists of a total of 20 courses:
|English Composition and Oral Communication||2 Courses||6 Credits|
|Mathematics & Statistics||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Natural Sciences||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Critical Reasoning||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences||3 Courses||9 Credits|
|Humanities||2 Courses||6 Credits|
|Major Electives||6 Courses||18 Credits|
|General Electives||4 Courses||12 Credits|
General Education Requirements
The general education component is designed to emphasize cognitive development and is “general” in the following ways:
- It is not directly related to students’ formal technical, vocational, or professional preparation
- It is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his/her area of emphasis
- It is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that provide a foundation upon which students can build a rewarding educational experience.
Through NCU’s general education courses, students will acquire the breadth of knowledge characteristic of a liberal arts education.
A.S. in Business Major Electives Six Courses (18 Credits)
The major electives are designed to develop experience in the discipline and may be met by approved transfer credit courses or by the recommended NCU courses.
General Electives Four Courses (12 Credits)
In order to develop additional depth and breadth in their major, students are encouraged to take intermediate or advanced courses in discipline-related areas. General elective courses may be met by approved transfer credit courses or by the recommended NCU courses and may not duplicate courses that meet any other curriculum requirement.
A.S. in Business Recommended Degree Plan
Associate of Science in Business
|Term||Course No.||Course Name||Credits|
|CS110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CM101||Principles of Human Communication||3|
|HI171||Western Civilization I||3|
|CM280||Introduction to Film||3|
|PF280||Diversity and Inclusion||3|
|EN221||American Literature I||3|
|5||CM365||Developing Critical Thinking Skills||3|
|CM301||Survey of Communication||3|
|BA375||Ethical Decision Making||3|
|Total Credits Required for Associate’s Degree:||60|